Beat the Rush: Traffic Shift Coming to Southbound I-95 in Delaware County

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that a traffic shift will occur at night next week on southbound Interstate 95 in Delaware County under an $80.6 million project to rehabilitate pavement and several bridges on more than 11 miles of the interstate in Lower Chichester, Upper Chichester, Chester, Ridley and Tinicum townships, the City of Chester and Upland and Ridley Park boroughs.

The work schedule and location are:

  • Monday, July 17, a single lane closure will be in place from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM, followed by a double lane closure from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM on sections of southbound I-95 between the Route 420 Interchange and the Delaware state line.

The planned closure of Route 291 (Bartram Avenue) ramp to southbound I-95 in Philadelphia has been postponed. The ramp was scheduled to close beginning Friday, July 14 through Friday, August 18. The ramp closure will be rescheduled at a date to be determined.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because significant backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent and subject to change.

Under this project, PennDOT stated that its contractor will mill, overlay and rehabilitate the existing concrete pavement including 41 ramps; perform minor structural repairs to 15 of the 33 bridges located in the project limits; repair sections of median barrier; upgrade guide rail; install new pavement markings, delineators and rumble strips; repair and clean existing inlets and pipes; and replace damaged or missing traffic signs. The Pennsylvania Welcome Center just north of the Delaware state line also will be improved with concrete base repairs and new parking stripes, pavement markings and signs.

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Allan A. Myers, Inc. of Worcester, Montgomery County is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.

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